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2017 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins11/18/2017
Meeting Ends11/21/2017

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2016
Call for Papers Closes: 3/7/2017

Requirements for Participation

The Bible in Ancient (and Modern) Media

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Bible in Ancient and Modern Media highlights the mediation of biblical texts and traditions (both Hebrew Bible and New Testament) through multiple communicative media throughout history, spanning from antiquity to the present. In 2016, BAMM will host four sessions. The first session welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of “the Bible” (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament; New Testament; related literatures) in either ancient or modern media (memory, oral tradition, performance, written and/or printed text, art, music, iconography, graffiti, numismatics, electronic media, etc.). BAMM is especially interested in papers that offer critical analyses of the function of media in the construction of meaning. The second session will introduce the Dictionary of the Bible in Ancient Media (Bloomsbury T&T Clark) and will survey the status quaestionis of the Bible and ancient media culture. The third session will be a joint session with the Performance Criticism program unit (PCBOAT) that features the work of Richard Schechner, noted performance theorist from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Professor Schechner will be in attendance and formally respond to two invited papers on performance theory from members of the respective sections, followed by an open discussion in which all three participants invite questions and comments from those in attendance. The fourth session will be co-sponsored with the “Book History” and “Digital Humanities” program units and will feature an invited panel discussing Jeffrey Siker’s book Liquid Scripture: Bible in a Digital World (Fortress Press, forthcoming in 2017).

Program Unit Chairs

Raymond F. Person, Jr.
Rafael Rodríguez

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